Green Chile Bacon Burgers

Anaheim’s are very popular in Southwestern US Cuisine.Also called “New Mexican Chile”. These were developed by Dr. Fabian Garcia in New Mexico about 100 yrs ago who was seeking a chile pepper that was bigger, fleshier, and milder.

They got the name “Anaheim” when a farmer named Emilio Ortega brought these seeds to the Anaheim area in the early 1900’s. This chile can be roasted and peeled and used in recipes or stuffed to make chile rellenos just as the Poblano Chile.

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Yields: 4 burgers

1 pound ground beef (grass fed)
8 ounces bacon ends and pieces, cooked
1.13 ounce package onion dip mix (I use Trader Joe’s)
4 tablespoons roasted green chile, minced
green chile aioli
4 large buns
4 thick slices of white cheddar
greens of your choice (I used arugula)
homemade hamburger buns

In large bowl, combine ground beef, bacon pieces, onion soup mix, and roasted green chili. Use hands to thoroughly but gently combine. Form into four equal sized patties and use your knuckle to press an indentation into the center of each patty.
Grill over high heat, indentation side down first, until browned on the bottom, 5-10 minutes. Flip and allow to finish cooking until its cooked to your desire, another 5-10 minutes. Top with sliced cheese if you prefer it melt. Cooking with the indentation on the top at the end allows the juices to pool and soak back in. Allow burgers to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
While patties are cooking, make up your green chili aioli and prepare your buns.


Yields: 1 cup

2 Egg yolks
1 tablespoon lime juice (about a half to one lime)
1 teaspoon garlic, finely minced (about 2-3 cloves)
¼ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2-4 tablespoons roasted green chile, minced
¾ C Vegetable oil
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Place yolks, lime juice, garlic, sugar, salt, and green chile in food processor. Pulse to combine.
Turn processor on and slowly pour in oil. Process until aioli forms, about a minute. Turn processor off, scrap sides, process again until combined.
Serve immediately or store in air tight container in refrigerator until ready to use. Makes approximately one cup.